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Bald Knob
Moultonborough, NH, Tuftonboro, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bald Knob Trail prior to the first viewpoint
Looking up the Bald Knob Trail prior to the first viewpoint

Route: Bald Knob Trail

With a few hours of daylight at my disposal, I headed down to Bald Knob for a quick hike. While I started out jogging, the steep, rocky nature of the trail resulted in me changing to a normal walk about 1/3 of the way up. While the deer flies were out in the lower elevations, the summit appeared to be bug free.

The views from the Knob were quite strong throughout the Lakes Region, though the mountains to the north were in the fog.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Knob
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Parking Elevation: 710'
Destination: Bald Knob
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 710'
Summit Elevation: 1,801'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,116'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,141'

Bald Knob Trail trailhead
Bald Knob Trail trailhead

Looking at Belknap Range from Bald Knob - Click to enlarge
Looking at Belknap Range from Bald Knob

Topographic map of Bald Knob

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly after the main Castle in the Clouds entrance, you will arrive at the Moultonboro/Tuftonboro border. The trailhead is next to the Welcome to Moultonborough sign.

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